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Reminiscing About Jbel Toubkal

Reminiscing About Jbel Toubkal

It’s Sunday morning, and I’m sitting at my desk with an iced coffee and my laptop. I’m in the suburbs of Philly. I should probably start studying chemistry in the next few minutes. Life has changed directions quite a bit lately, but I’m spending a […]

Kraków Food Porn

Kraków Food Porn

Who can resist a little bit of food porn? Everything we ate during our long weekend in Poland was SO mouthwateringly delicious! This post is guaranteed to have your mouth watering, and your ticket booked to Kraków for your next vacay. What better way to […]

Things to Buy in Marrakech & How to Haggle Like a Pro

Things to Buy in Marrakech & How to Haggle Like a Pro

WHAT TO BUY   Leather There was a vendor selling leather in every corner that you turned while we were exploring the souks of Marrakech. At a glance, they were all beautiful and looked to be very good quality leather. In the states, you’d pay […]

Athens on a Budget

Athens on a Budget

A Four Day Itinerary (Including Budgeting Details) I think Randy and I booked tickets for this trip on a random day during his block leave, as we were sitting on the couch watching netflix. Side note: This reminds me about our amazing winter break, when […]

Nurse to Doctor?!?!

Nurse to Doctor?!?!

In my last post, I mentioned that I would post my statement of purpose, attempting to explain my transition from nursing to medicine. I don’t know if anyone would even be curious to read, but I hope this helps to explain my passion of helping […]

I Finally Received my Hogwarts Letter!

I Finally Received my Hogwarts Letter!

In several previous posts, I’ve mentioned some big changes happening in my life in 2018. I’ve also mentioned that I will be going back to school this summer. I haven’t told too many people, besides close friends and family back home, and a handful of […]

2018

2018

I’ll be the first to admit that I have NEVER EVER EVER stuck with a new year’s resolution. I used to love the idea of writing a list of things that I would commit to every year. I used to think “this was the year” […]

Burgruine Flossenbürg

Burgruine Flossenbürg

Randy and I spent the first day of 2018 going on a short hike in a nearby town called Flossenbürg! I’d heard a lot about the town – mainly for its castle ruins and concentration camp. After about a 20 minute scenic drive, we arrived […]

Ski Trip 2017! & Christmas Shenanigans

Ski Trip 2017! & Christmas Shenanigans

If by ski trip, you mean that I did absolutely no skiing… Then the title of this post would be accurate. A group of us went down to a small (but GORGEOUS) town called Wagrain, about an hour south of Salzburg two weeks ago, and […]

Thanksgiving in Budapest

Thanksgiving in Budapest

Lately, the posts I’ve been meaning to write have been backing up like crazy. We went to Karlsbad, Czechia in August, Ireland and Scotland in September, Budapest, Hungary for Thanksgiving, and most recently, a ski trip to Wagrain, Austria. All of which I have yet […]


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Reminiscing About Jbel Toubkal

Reminiscing About Jbel Toubkal

It’s Sunday morning, and I’m sitting at my desk with an iced coffee and my laptop. I’m in the suburbs of Philly. I should probably start studying chemistry in the next few minutes. Life has changed directions quite a bit lately, but I’m spending a few moments this morning, thinking back on an amazing adventure in Morocco from five months ago! At 4,167 meters, it would have been the highest mountain I’ve climbed to date… Mother nature didn’t want us to summit that day, but the beauty of it is that I’ll just have to go back soon.

Sometimes it’s not about the destination, but the journey in getting there. This couldn’t have been more true on our trip. I went to Morocco, hell bent on summiting Jebel Toubkal (the highest peak in Morocco and Northern Africa), but strong winds, 1 meter of snowfall the night before, and harsh summit temps (-28ºC) kept us from the trekking up the last 800 meters to the summit. In the process, we shared more stories and laughs than I ever have with a group of amazing women. I learned about the lives and culture of the Berber people. And most importantly, I learned that if your legs fail you because the snow is too deep, you just have to get on your knees and start crawling. Thanks Christa, Sara, and Audrey for making this trip such an amazing experience, and for making the journey even better than summiting a mountain.